The book presents a crisp and very readable account of land reform measures, agrarian structure and agrarian discontent and mobilisations in Assam. The author has traced the development on the backdrop of the Ahom period. This is as it should be since most of the inspirations for land reform as well as clashes with governmental measures in the colonial period arose out of the ground realities of pre-colonial times. It is a Scholarly work. The sources of information and interpretative comments are well-documented.